Root Canal Treatment In Epping – Quality Gentle Dentistry From Your Lyndarum Family Dentist

Otherwise known as endodontic therapy, root canal treatment in Epping is performed when the inside of the tooth (the tooth pulp) has experienced damage or decay. Previously, once the inner nerves of a tooth had in any way been damaged, it would have been extracted. Now however, the tooth can be both saved and preserved when a patient undergoes a root canal. Epping patients can rest assured that they are in safe and capable hands.

How do you know if you need a root canal treatment?

It’s worth noting that not all types of tooth discomfort warrant root canal treatment. However, signs which may indicate that a root canal is necessary include:

  • Serious tooth sensitivity when eating or applying any form of pressure – even after the source has been removed
  • A throbbing pain that lingers
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • A small pimple-like bump on the gums located close to the area of sensitivity
  • Swelling of the gums and/or facial swelling

Why do people undergo root canal treatment in Epping rather than removal?

Aside from the fact that you are saving a tooth (albeit a dead one), your teeth remain more efficient at biting and chewing than a replacement tooth would. In addition, when a gap is left in the smile, the remaining teeth start to shift in the mouth making cleaning difficult. This can exacerbate further gum disease problems.

What happens during a root canal treatment in Epping?

A root canal is usually carried out over several visits and consists of the following steps:
Removal of decayed pulp
First, the patient is given a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the affected tooth. A small hole is then drilled through the top of the tooth to gain access into the root canal chamber. Any infected pulp is then skilfully and carefully removed and the area disinfected. This can take one or more visits depending upon the severity of the infection.
Area backfilled with filling material
Once all the infected pulp has been removed, the area is washed with a sterilising solution. When clean, the hollow space where the pulp once was is backfilled with a durable filling material. Next, the access hole is sealed to prevent any infection from returning and a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth.
The permanent dental crown
Finally, once your permanent crown has been made, you’ll be called back to our dental clinic for a final fitting. Your temporary crown is removed and your lifelike permanent crown is attached into position.

Although a root canal in Epping sounds like something you need to worry about, the truth is that endodontic treatment is not only safe but can quickly relieve the pain of a troublesome tooth.

So if you’d like to find out more about root canal treatment in Epping and how it can help you, then don’t hesitate to contact Lyndarum Family Dentist. During a consultation, our experienced team of dentists will discuss your options and give you a treatment plan best suited to your individual needs. What’s more, we’re currently offering 20% off all root canal treatment at our Epping clinic so what are you waiting for? Give us a call today.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.